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Post election update

Artists and voluntary arts organisations, like most others, are preparing to tighten their belts as austerity looks set to rise to even more severe levels.  Further reduction in funding and fewer funding streams will make the already challenging task of employing staff, funding projects or even core activity even more difficult.   523 more words

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Bema Churches Mystery. Early Church

This book explores the use of the bema platform in early Syrian Orthodox churches. The bema was a raised platform from which Scripture was read in the synagogue, which was adopted by early Christian churches.

Review of Biblical Literature.

Church History

Where did Paul and Silas Appear Before the Magistrates at Philippi?

Did Paul and Silas really appear before the “magistrates” at the bema in Philippi—as is commonly thought (see quote at end of post)?  Probably not—see the following. 344 more words

Paul

Freedom of expression, censorship and art for whose sake?

Background

In August 2014 a petition was launched on Facebook by Birmingham-based Sara Myers.  It inspired some people and horrified others. Herself a young creative, Myers was understandably outraged when she heard that a minor ‘artist’, white South African Brett Baily, had been commissioned by the Barbican Centre, London to stage what he called ‘Exhibit B – the Human Zoo’ when countless, mainly working class, British artists of all ages and cultures were struggling to get any support. 2,279 more words

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Stock Up! Matthew 6:19-21

Matthew 6:19–21 (NASB95)

19“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 730 more words

New Testament Commands

The Bema

THE BEMA …your appointment with Destiny.

There is a hymn with a short phrase that becomes a repetitive refrain. If you have worshipped in a congregation setting you will recognize it. 327 more words

FOOD For YOUR JOURNEY

Bema Trip 2014

How can I describe a trip that I pitched to people as an indescribable experience?

I arrived back from Israel on July 30th after 20 days of travel, miles and miles of hikes, experiencing 100+ hours of teachings, having amazing joy, heat sickness, rocket threats, great friends, bad food (good food too), and a seemingly endless list of other things. 906 more words

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